Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
for their first debate on wednesday night. romney insiders say the debate is important for the republican nominee who has had a rough few weeks on the trail. two former candidates predict romney will do well. >> reporter: the clock is ticking down to wednesday's debate with president obama and romney getting ready to go head to head for the first time and supporters weighing in on who is best prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way. you could argue mitt has had a lot more recent experience obviously. also, part of it depends on who is moderating. >> through at least 20 debates in the course of the primaries and gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater. . republican said they think is he a great debater. >> reporter: romney used rob port man to act as his opponent while preparing for the debates and kerry played the role of romney's stand in. >> the president has a day job. he has been president and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much romney is practicing, practicing, practicing. i think people should expect romney to come
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
sent 8 days getting ready for the debate. mitt romney is spending the next two days in colorado. the president is in nevada. he stopped by a campaign office before heading to his practice sessions with john kerry. there are three debates scheduled. >>> ktvu will air the debate wednesda it begins at 6:00 p.m. president obama and mitt romney will answer questions about domestic policy. ktvu channel 2 news will air after that debate. >>> yahoo's ceo has a big job tonight, she is a new mo marissa mayer delivered a ba boy last night. her tweeabouthe re't al the name marimaplto ta fe a's can clev theifi clinth , a closcall at a of th restaurant, what authorities say about the two people the car it t hbuil. vo: for years, sacramento politicians have chopped away funds for our schools. today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politician
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
battleground states, so obviously a lot is riding on this debate for mitt romney. we go now to paul. >> reporter: frank, i tell you what, as you said, mitt romney is trailing in some polls. some polls have him tied. but a lot of people say it's romney's night to shine. this is the contra costa county republican party campaign office. people up there are sitting on the edge of their seats, waiting to hear from the man, mitt romney, they say will be the next president of the united states. it's the first head-to-head debate between president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney. many people agree there are major differences between the two, who will battle it out for about 90 minutes on domestic issues, which is exactly what some people we spoke with say they want to hear. >> they're professionals. they're good at it. the information they have on hand and who do they speak to. you're singing to the choir on one hand, then going for the independents on the other. >> there's some specific plans i want to hear that people have, exactly how they plan to implement their change.
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
: till mitt romney hoping to capitalize on the momentum of his debate performance. >> reporter: international relations will take center stage at the october 22 debate. ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan continued with the attack on president obama today, in michigan he said the president's foreign policy isn't working. >> two dozen nations were burning our flags. you see, if we project weakness abroad, our adversaries are more willing to test us. >> he said last month's attack in ben gonsy is not -- benghazi is not a isolated incident. paul ryan and vice president joe biden will face-off thursday night at 6:00 p.m. from kentucky and we will show it to you live right here on ktvu. >>> the men who became california's first black lieutenant governor is being remembered today. he died yesterday in los angeles. he worked as a janitor, union organizer and teacher before beginning his political career in 1963. became lieutenant governor in 1974. his wife said he lived his life with no regrets. >>> in advance of hearings into the attac
Oct 7, 2012 5:00pm PDT
in the bay area -- monument and then arrive in the bay area. mitt romney campaigned in florida, knocking president obama's performance in last week's debate. >> you had the chance to hear his answers or his non-answers. [ laughter ] >> now, of course, we are hearing his excuses and january we will watch him leave the white house. >> mitt romney had to fight off a supporter who was attempting to wipe his face. a poll shows mitt romney about even with president obama in florida. in colorado mitt romney losing ground in the swing state since the debate. a poll found the president is leading by 4 points. that is one point less than a different poll taken before the debate. 80% said they watched the debate. >>> this week the nominees for vice president will go head to head in a debate. coming up, who is expressing confidence. >>> skiera is now -- south korea korea -- 186 miles in hopes of limiting a arm's race. they announced the capability is 500 miles. the change close as gap between the south and the north. he has been developing missiles that could potentially reach a u.s. target by 2016.
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
while romney is prepping in colorado. the debate will be held at the university of denver and will focus on domestic policy. the audience will be told as usual not to respond to anything the candidates say but even without applause, observers say the pun at -- viewers will know the response. >>> you can watch the presidential debate here on channel 2 tomorrow night. our coverage will begin at 6:00 p.m. it'll be followed thereafter by a special edition of ktvu channel 2 news. >>> lawmakers returned to washington on the ryan republican budget and other proposals to end the medicare guarantee. congress is in recess to allow house and senate members time to campaign. but minority leaders nancy pelosi said campaigning should not be a priority. >> we're here to say to the speaker and to the republican majority, let's get back to work. call us back to work. we have important work to do. >> republicans scheduled the long recess in the house. but democrats recessed the senate for the same amount of time. >>> a judge in pennsylvania today blocked the state's voter identification requirement from
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
's presidential debate, when mitt romney branded tesla has one of the government-supported losers in green technology. >>> a woman from morgan hill was arraigned this afternoon in santa clara county on charges of commercial burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 38-year-old marci erica did not enter a plea. she was arrested in nevada. investigators say that's where she fled after she told her 10-year-old daughter to shop lift at a safeway store in morgan hill and store employees stopped the girl as she was trying to leave the store. that happened last month. >>> albany police chief today said his department will not publicize details of molestation allegations against a teacher who apparently committed suicide this week. the body of albany middle school teacher james izumizaki was discovered monday in a car outside his family's home. last month, he was arrested on suspicion of lewd acts on a child and later released on bail. alameda county prosecutors have not formally charged the man. police say they will continue their investigation until all known leads are exhausted.
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. mitt romney referred to trickle down government and said he doesn't think that is something the american people believe in. twitter says last night's debate was the most tweeted about event in twitter's history. mitt romney was the clear winner according to twitter. they found 47,000 tweets with the word romney in there, versus 30,000 referring to president obama. in 30 minutes, what a lot of people are talking about, mitt romney's comment about cutting funding for pbs. a local station tells us how the viewers are responding. >>> fbi investigating the death of u.s. ambassador chris stevens, spent 12 hours at the scene of the attack. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed one month ago. attorney general eric holder said the probe has been ongoing and it took till now to visit because of security problems. >>> dedication. dedication to finish the job that they started. so now he is home. >> the final farewell to a marine, 70 years over due. >> i am back here at 5:20 p.m. cooled off today, 10-15 degrees in some places. the weekend is coming, how much cooler